1. Ultrasound Technology
A top vein doctor will use ultrasound technology to guide and assist in laser vein treatment. Duplex ultrasound combines traditional ultrasound technology with Doppler tech, allowing your Vernon Hills vein doctor to get a comprehensive understanding of your vascular structure. This helps ensure accuracy in removing varicose veins and spider veins, as well as uncovering hidden veins, to be sure all problem areas are dealt with during
laser vein treatment
2. A Quick Procedure
Usually, laser vein treatment used to eradicate varicose veins takes less than one hour to complete. Laser vein treatments used to remove spider veins, can be done in as little as 15 minutes, however depending on the extent of the spider veins present, multiple sessions may be required. Done right inside vein clinics, these laser vein treatments are remarkably fast.
3. No Pain
Laser vein treatment is minimally invasive and virtually painless. A light anesthetic will be used to dull any sensations from the laser, though you may hear the laser and associated buzzing.
4. No Sedation
Unlike traditional vein stripping surgery, laser vein treatment does not require general anesthetic or sedation. Your vein doctor will simply use local anesthetic to numb the area that requires treatment, so you will be awake and alert during the procedure.
Because there is no sedation involved in laser vein treatment, you will be able to leave the Vernon Hills vein clinic shortly after your procedure is complete, and will have a quicker recovery time than if you chose surgical treatment. You will be able to return to your usual routine and will not be required to stay in the hospital.
5. Instructions From Your Vein Doctor
Your Vernon Hills vein doctor should give you an easy to understand set of post-treatment instructions, and go over any expectations with you. This will help keep you free of any complications, and give you an idea of recovery time and expectations as well as any follow-up care and appointments that should be scheduled.
You will likely need someone to drive you home, and should have compression stockings to wear. Your
will advise you of all of this plus any other pertinent information, before your laser vein treatment.
Laser vein removal does not involve the actual physical act of removing the diseased vein(s) from the affected area. Rather, energy, in the form of heat, is delivered to the vein causing it to collapse and seal shut. After several months, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears.